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The evil we use violence against to protect ourselves from is far less evil than the evil we do to ourselves by using violence.
    —    Leo Tolstoy
[Let’s be clear…  There is NO evidence of widespread or organized voter fraud in the United States.  The laws being passed to “protect” voting in Georgia, Texas, Michigan, etc., are intended to reduce voter turnout by American citizens – specifically by the young, the poor and people of color because these groups are increasing in number and are “tending” / trending to vote Democratic.  These laws are being passed because the Republicans understand / believe they no longer have policies which the majority of American voters support.  The Republican party would rather deny their fellow citizens the opportunity to vote than change their policies to promote the general welfare and thereby regain the popular support of the American voter.    —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2020 Another Reason #DonTheCon Continues To Lie About The Pandemic
A Receptive Push
2019 I’m Still Struggling To Rise
2018 Once Suddenly Free
2017 What Is Childlike
2016 The Latter A Lot Quicker Than The Former
2015 Notes On My Nightstand
2014 Generations
2013 Two For One
2012 Seen And Heard
2011 The Hazards And Vicissitudes Of Life

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Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind . . .   For love not only annihilates our fear of meaningless but empowers us to seek the happiness of others.   And this indeed is our greatest happiness.
    —    Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2020 Expectation For The Near Future
2019 Indian Myth
Did He Even Have The Courage To Ask?
2018 Nothing
2017 Approval First
2016 In Search Of Words
Day 2 – Blending
2015 At What Price?
2014 Intricate And Subtle Order
2013 Attention To Detail
2012 Aequanimitas!
2011 Consider This

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There is a hard and fast rule we must always remember: if a good end can be achieved only through bad means, either it is not a good end, or its time has not yet come.
   —    Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2020 The Doggie Dab
A Fork In The Road
2019 #LyingDonald’s Problem With The News And Truth
2018 Oh, Hell
2017 No Welcome Mat Here
2016 Making It Up
A Missed Beat
2015 We Are All Explorers
2014 Still Trying To Cope
2013 Dear Diary (A good chuckle!)
2012 Conveniently Sequential
2011 King’s Speech Number Four
Rational Probability

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We regret losing a purse or wallet full of money, but a good thought which has come to us, which we have either heard or read, a thought which we should have remembered and applied to our life, which could have improved the world — we lose this thought and promptly forget about it, and we do not regret it, though it is more precious than millions.
    —     Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2019 Living Free
2018 Relative Imagination
2017 Thank You, Senator McCain (So Far Anyway)
2016 What About Friends?
2015 It Tastes Good To Me
2014 Others’ Footsteps
The Not-So-Modern Samurai
2013 Doin’
2012 A Lover
2011 What Have We Found Here
Words

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The simplest and shortest rule of morality consists in compelling as little service as possible from others, and serving others as much as possible.  It involves demanding as little as possible from others, and in giving others as much as possible.
   —    Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2019 Good People On Both Sides?
2018 Schedule, Please
2017 No Hope For #DumbDonald
2016 Do Something
2015 What Are You Making Now?
2014 Like Fire Burning In My Heart
2013 Oh Yes He Can!
2012 Enquiries
2011 The Prize: Understanding
2010 Can You Tell My Scanner Works?
Rebecca – The Early Years
James – The Early Years
Brothers By Another Mother

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It is far easier to write ten volumes of philosophy than to put a single precept into practice.
   —   Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2019 The Right Questions
Day 3: Still Difficult
2018 A Thought For Those Continuing To Support President Trump
Day 36: Pushing On
2017 Imagining Humor
2016 So Go On And Deal With It
2015 From A Letter To A Friend
2014 Your Part (Here)
2013 Complements
2012 Sound And Light
2011 Two Politicians Visit A Farm…
2010 Labor Day And Honorable Men

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We dislike people not because they are evil; we think they are evil because we dislike them.
   —    Leo Tolstoy
[We must get back to the point where we can disagree without being disagreeable.  (A paraphrase of Ruth Bader Ginsburg)  —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Should I Start With My Religion?
2018 Fear And Hope
Day 33: Good News & Prep
2017 Directions
2016 Handle With Care
2015 Nothing But Pride
2014 Go
2013 Well, Does It?
2012 Near Misses Aren’t Successes
2011 Uncomfortable Feelings
2010 San Francisco (favorites)…
Bullets or Butter?

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Either be silent or say things that are worth more than silence.
  —   Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2019 Four Buffett’s
2018 Change Happens
Day 13: Ginger / Mint Relief
2017 Still Removing Bricks
2016 Namaste
2015 Still Learning
2014 Dark Processes
2013 To The Last Link
2012 Slept In Again
2011 Home Again, Naturally
2009 Thoughts after a long day of OT…

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We torture ourselves with the past and in our worry spoil the future simply because we do not pay sufficient attention to the present.  The past is gone.  The future does not exist.  There is only now.
  —   Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2019 I Think I’ve Been Blurred
2018 Progress On The Honey Do List
And It’s Mostly Free, Too!
2017 Both Dismissed
2016 Poetry Isn’t Going To Work
2015 MA Fix
Getting Better
2014 Actually
2013 Unfortunate Evolutionary Accidents
2012 Tense (Past, Present And Future)
2011 What Is Your Preference?

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How does a lapse of faith occur?  Very simply: one begins to live like everybody else.
  —  Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2018 The Ultimate Trial
2017 Vain Expectations
2016 Or Of One Thought
2015 What’s In Your Future?
2014 Light In Darkness
2013 How ‘Bout Just Obeying The Law?
2012 Or Maybe Not
2011 My Interval Is Too Short!

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To keep ourselves totally apart so as not to become sullied is the most sullied thing of all.
   —    Leo Tolstoy
The deepest need of man is the need to overcome his separateness, to leave the prison of his aloneness.
   —    Erich Fromm
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On This Day In:
2018 In My Room (2)
2017 Pretending
2016 And Songs Too…
2015 On The Road To Failure
2014 Each Moment
2013 Conversation
2012 4 Down, 11 Done (At Last)
I’m Not Afraid
2011 Who’s Risk Is It, Anyway?

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Wealth should be like manure in the field.  When it is in a big pile it makes a bad smell.  But when it is distributed everywhere across the field, it makes the soil fertile.
   —    Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2017 No Universal Thinking
2016 Supervise The Results
2015 Just Magic!
2014 It Lies Ahead…
2013 At Least One Difference
2012 Are We, Are We?
On Not Playing The Game
Scale
2011 Nutcracker And Nooks
Seeing Differences

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The only person who doesn’t fall is the one who doesn’t strive toward anything.  Fall a thousand times and get up a thousand times and if you don’t despair, you will make progress.
   —   Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2017 And Second By Second
2016 Bakeries And Coffee Shops
2015 Spirit Not Form
2014 Sometimes Even Kneeling Seems Insufficient
2013 Hobgoblins
2012 Got Sleep?
2011 Not Another Barren Corner

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Nothing is so necessary for a man as the company of intelligent women.
     —   Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2015 Reality Vs Imagination
2014 Penalty Period
2013 Theft
2012 Cranky Old Man
2011 A Man’s Got To Know His Limitations

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